Lots of trunk space, smooth ride, and low price: the 2018 Ford Taurus is a road-tripper that is good for the adventurer in all of us.
2018 Ford Taurus
Why Buy the Ford Taurus?
Nostalgia isn't always the best recommendation, but experience is. The Ford Taurus was my first car and I will always remember it as the ultimate road tripper. It has a buttery smooth drive and enough trunk space to move your entire college dorm room from here to there. In fact, it has the largest trunk in its class. The Taurus has enough passenger space to transport four of your best friends. For its price tag, it has a nice-looking interior and most won't notice that the materials may not be exactly premium grade. Those on the road a lot will be pleased with the Taurus's five-star safety rating, intuitive infotainment system, and above-average reliability. The 2018 Taurus has abundant leg room, though taller drivers may complain about head room. The only thing to mar this car's persona is its sad fuel economy.
But for those on a budget, fuel economy won't matter as much as sticker price. If you're looking for a good first car that's actually big enough to give a lift to a few friends and stow a bookcase in the back, the Taurus is a solid choice. Anyone on a budget will appreciate how much they get for their money.
Is the Ford Taurus a Good Car?
Critics complain that the Taurus hasn't received a major renovation since 2010, but when you still have plenty to offer buyers, why fix what's not broken? A particularly strong selling point is that the tech in the Taurus is plentiful and pleasantly intuitive. The 2018 Ford Taurus comes standard with Bluetooth, USB port, and the SYNC infotainment system. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, moonroof, navigation, 12-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Siri Eyes Free. We recommend springing for the SYNC 3 system, which has an intuitive interface and responsive touch screen compared to the SYNC.
Can the Ford Taurus Tow?
Yes, but only up to 1,000 pounds, which is the equivalent of a utility trailer or jet ski trailer. It's not a lot, but you'll be glad to have it when you need it.
Is the Ford Taurus All Wheel Drive?
As you might expect, the Taurus comes standard with front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is also available and for less than you might expect to pay. AWD also comes standard on the sportiest trim, the Taurus SHO (Super High Output), which is also coupled with its twin-turbocharged, gasoline direct injection engine.